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"College- and Career-Ready: Using Outcomes Data to Hold High Schools Accountable for Student Success"

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Current federal education standards may not accurately measure how well-prepared high school graduates are to attend college or join the workforce, contends a new report.

The report, written by Chad Aldeman for the Washington-based think tank Education Sector, argues that college readiness should be measured by observing the progress of high school graduates and gauging whether they go to college, take remedial courses once enrolled in college, or gain employment if deciding not to attend college.

It points to specific examples from Florida, where graduates from schools that made adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law did not perform as well as others from schools that failed to make AYP. It also praises Florida, Ohio, and Oregon as models for how schools should track high school students performance after graduation.

Vol. 29, Issue 18, Pages 4-5

Published in Print: January 20, 2010, as College Readiness
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